We admit it, we've been holding out on you. There's really THIRTEEN felines at our house!
The last (and largest) Kat around here is Chester!
Chester the Cheetah, that is.
Hundreds of years ago, Mommy was 39. She and Daddy visited the San Diego Zoo that September, and naturally they saw the big cat habitat and the cheetahs.
In the gift shop Mommy saw some life-size bronze statues of Cheetahs, and fell in love. Now, our Mommy will spend all kinds of money on us and other folks, but never on herself. So Daddy decided that Mommy was going to get a statue for her 40th Birthday.
Soooo, when they got home Daddy called the San Diego Zoo gift shop. A helpful lady asked him if he wanted the male or female statue. Daddy asked how you could tell the difference...and the lady laughed and said "You can tell"! Kitties, Chester is a male and he has NOT had a hoo-haectomy. But he's bronze so it's OK.
And then Mommy turned forty!
She had to work that day. At the time Daddy wasn't working at home, and had had Chester delivered to where he worked. He got Chester home before Mommy got there and got him all unpacked and facing the door so when Mommy walked in she would see him right away.
And she did!
Mommy was a little overcome by such a wonderful present.
Needless to say, our Mommy loves our Daddy very much, and he loves her, too.
And she loves her beautiful bronze cheetah, Chester.
When Chester first moved in, The Baby was Deeply Suspicious of him. She would make a big circle around the great room, avoiding getting near Chester. It took a couple of weeks before she decided she wasn't going to be eaten. MOL!
So that's the tale of the Thirteenth Kat!
We hope you enjoyed it...
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